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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience in Ophthalmology
No way to do this: This is usually a genetic or inherited appearance which has to do with the loss of fat in the fat pads surrounding each eye. Unless you have lost a l ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
18 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends on cause: The appearance of "sunken eyes" may develop for a few reasons. As we age, the skin of the lower lids tends to thin, revealing the darker muscle benea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Bad genes: Some medications like lumigan; trauma to the orbit; rare sinus diseases.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Hydration and rest: This appearance is more common with dehydration and fatigue. The easiest treatment is to stay well hydrated (drink plenty of water and non-caffeinate ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sunken eyes: Sunken eyes are caused by fat loss of atrophied sub-orbicularis occuli, which leads to more visible blood vessels.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Kilmore
47 years experience in Ophthalmology
General health: This is a very generic question. Usually this is an indicator of general health status in that, things like fatigue and poor health, can give you the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Patel
18 years experience in Ophthalmology
Deep set orbit: Nothing is medically wrong. Some people have anatomically deep set eyes. Also as we age, we can have fat atrophy around the eyes that causes the eyes ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Common: It is common as we age for the fat around the eyes to shrink down. This can give the appearance of sunken eyes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Cannotcannot: This does not happen. Please see eye doctor for evaluation.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Bowden
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Need to know cause: There are many causes of sunken eyes. You really need to be measured and evaluated by a surgeon who is a specialist in this. You can find the specia ... Read More

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